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paraparesis

Paresis of both legs (usually refers to the back legs).

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paraplegia

Paralysis of both legs (usually refers to the back legs).

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paralysis

parasite

An organism which lives upon or within another living organism at whose expense it obtains some advantage.


parasympathetic division

Part of the autonomic system, concerned with conservation and restoration of energy; active during relaxed activity; its preganglionic fibers arise from the motor nuclei of cranial nerves III, VII, IX, and X in the brainstem and from the second, third and fourth sacral segments of the spinal cord.

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autonomic system ; brainstem ; cranial nerves ; preganglionic ; sacrum ; spinal cord


parenchyma

The functional tissue or cells of an organ or gland, as distinguished from supporting or connective tissue.

 


paresis

Reduced motor function in a body part; reduced ability to activate motor neurons.

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motor neuron

 


parietal lobe

One of 4 well-defined portions (i.e. lobes) of each of the cerebral hemisphere that is located between the occipital and frontal lobes of the brain; receives sensory stimuli, such as pain and touch, from the body’s opposite side; in humans, it is associated with higher intellectual processes such as problem solving, language, concentration, etc.

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brain ; cerebral hemisphere ; frontal lobe ; lobe ; occipital lobe


partial seizure

A seizure that starts in a single specific region of the brain and can sometimes be a precursor to other types of seizures.  There are two types: simple and complex.

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brain  ;  complex partial seizure  ;  focal seizure  ;  seizure  ;  simple partial seizure

pathologist

A doctor who interprets and diagnoses the changes in body tissues caused by disease

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disease

pathology

The study of disease.

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disease


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